Firewind To Replace Battle Beast On DragonForce’s Spring North American Tour

Battle Beast have dropped off their spring North American tour with DragonForce, Visions Of Atlantis, and Seven Spires. Firewind will now be taking their place.

Tour Dates:

03/07 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (no Firewind)
03/08 San Diego, CA – The Observatory (no Firewind)
03/09 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post (no Firewind)
03/10 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre (no Firewind)
03/11 Seattle, WA – Neptune (no Firewind)
03/13 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (no Firewind)
03/15 Calgary, AB – Palace Theater (no Firewind)
03/16 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall (no Firewind)
03/18 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory (no Firewind)
03/19 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (no Firewind)
03/20 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
03/22 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
03/23 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
03/24 Milwaukee, WI – Rave II
03/25 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
03/26 Chicago, IL – Metro
03/27 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
03/29 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
03/30 Toronto, ON – Opera House
03/31 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/01 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
04/02 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/03 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
04/05 Reading, PA – Reverb
04/06 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
04/07 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theater
04/09 Greensboro, NC – Arizona Petes
04/10 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
04/12 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
04/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
04/15 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
04/16 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
04/17 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
04/19 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
04/20 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
04/22 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
04/23 Berkeley, CA – UC Theater

Battle Beast said the following:

“We are very sorry to announce that under present circumstances it has become impossible for Battle Beast to go on with the planned North- American tour together with Dragonforce. Thankfully the legendary Firewind are stepping in to fill the line-up!

We were really looking forward to seeing all our North-American fans again and we know a lot of you are disappointed to see us drop from this tour.

However we are currently looking for new touring options in North America, and we already have some interesting possibilities on the table. So with any luck, we’ll have good news to share with you soon!

Stay safe, and hope to see you soon! 

- BATTLE BEAST”

DragonForce’s Herman Li also commented:

“Unfortunately, due to unexpected circumstances, Battle Beast is no longer able to make it on tour. We will miss them, but we are beyond excited to share the stage with our good friends in Firewind. Firewind is legendary, Herbie Langhans has an incredible voice, and Gus G is one of the best guitarists around today. I can’t wait to hear Firewind‘s 20th Anniversary set, I know the fans are going to love it.”

Battle Beast Premiere “Where Angels Fear To Fly” Music Video

Battle Beast have premiered a new video for their new song “Where Angels Fear To Fly.” This track is from the band’s new album “Circus Of Doom,” which will be released on January 21. Janne Björkroth commented:

“‘Where Angels Fear To Fly’ was born of gratitude to those who have had the courage to change the world. With the song we want to show our respect for those who have been cracking unequal structures for generations. It was inspired by our grandparents and other brave pioneers who have worked hard for a more equal society. ‘Where Angels Fear To Fly’ is dedicated to everyone who has encountered discrimination, unfair obstacles, or prejudices in their lives. It is written as an empowerment song for those who have to struggle to be heard and to gain the appreciation that every single one of us deserves.”

Battle Beast Premiere “Eye Of The Storm” Music Video

Battle Beast have premiered a new video for their new song “Eye Of The Storm.” This track is from the band’s new album “Circus Of Doom,” which will be released on January 21. Guitarist Joona Björkroth commented:

“‘Eye Of The Storm’ is a song about the one thing that keeps your boat floating when the storms of the world try to sink you. It’s an empowering and uplifting song that works best with the volume turned way up to 11, so make sure to crank it up!”

Battle Beast Premiere “Master Of Illusion” Music Video

Battle Beast have premiered a new video for their new song “Master Of Illusion.” This track is from the band’s new album “Circus Of Doom,” which will be released on January 21. Janne Björkroth commented:

“The first single from the upcoming Battle Beast album, ‘Master Of Illusion’, is a groovy and catchy song that makes dance floors roar and disco balls explode. The story of the song is about a self-centered, greedy, narrow-minded, and thoughtless character, who sows destruction all around without listening to or respecting others. The character may represent various things in the many arenas of power — for example, those of personal relationships, as well as in politics, and everywhere in between. Despite these heavy themes, there is playfulness in the composition, lyrics, and production, and the small twinkle in the corner of the eye that characterises Battle Beast.”

Battle Beast To Release New Album “Circus Of Doom” In January

Battle Beast have announced that they will be releasing a new album, titled “Circus Of Doom,” on January 21. The effort’s first single will debut on October 22.

“Circus Of Doom” Track Listing:

01. “Circus Of Doom”
02. “Wings Of Light”
03. “Master Of Illusion”
04. “Where Angels Fear To Fly”
05. “Eye Of The Storm”
06. “Russian Roulette”
07. “Freedom”
08. “The Road To Avalon”
09. “Armageddon”
10. “Place That We Call Home”

In other news, the group have also announced a European/UK tour:

02/15 Paris, France – Alhambra
02/16 Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob
02/18 Manchester, England – Club Academy
02/19 London, England – O2 Academy Islington
02/20 Wolverhampton, England – KK’s Steel Mill
02/22 Bochum, Germany – Zeche
02/23 Nurnberg, Germany – Hirsch
02/25 Prague, Czech Republic – Palac Akropolis
02/26 Vienna, Austria – Simm City
02/27 Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
03/01 Milano, Italy – Legend Club
03/03 Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp halfhouse
03/04 Munich, Germany – Neue Theaterfabrik
03/05 Stuttgart, Germany – LKA Longhorn
03/07 Berlin, Germany – Columbiatheater
03/09 Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
03/10 Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
03/11 Gothenburg, Sweden – Tradgarn
03/12 Stockholm, Sweden – Fallan

The band commented:

“The long nightmare is finally behind us and the future’s looking bright! We really poured our heart and soul in this album and can’t wait to present it to you both on record and live on stage. Damn, how we’ve missed touring! You are all heartily welcome to this feast of joy and horrors — the Circus Of Doom.”

Battle Beast Re-Sign With Nuclear Blast, Singer Noora Louhimo To Release Solo Album In March

Battle Beast have officially re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records. With this news, it has also been revealed that singer Noora Louhimo will be releasing the debut album from her Noora Louhimo Experience project, “Eternal Wheel Of Time And Space,” in March. The first single from that effort will be available on January 29.

Battle Beast bassist Eero Sipilä commented:

“We are thrilled to announce our continued co-operation with the metal titans Nuclear Blast Records. With 200+ million plays on the various streaming services and high chartings around the world, there’s absolutely no questioning the fruit our long partnership has borne. The work for the next Battle Beast opus is well under way, and we can’t wait to hit the stages around the world once this disease has blown over! Here’s to many more great years to come! Cheers!”

Marcus Hammer, managing director of Nuclear Blast Europe, added:

“I am very happy and proud that we were able to extend the partnership with Battle Beast and can continue this success story! As we can see there are still Hollywood Endings to some stories. We are stoked to open together the next chapter for this remarkable career.”

Cyhra & Brymir Added To Battle Beast’s European/UK Tour

Battle Beast have revealed the supporting acts for their upcoming European/UK tour. Cyhra will join the band on most dates, while Brymir will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

11/15 Karlstad, SWE – Nöjesfabriken (with Brymir)
11/16 Malmö, SWE – Kulturbolaget (no Cyhra)
11/17 Kiel, GER – Orange Club (with Brymir)
11/19 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal (with Brymir)
11/21 Braunschweig, GER – Westand (with Brymir)
11/22 Bremen, GER – Aladin Music Hall (with Brymir)
11/23 Herford, GER – X (with Brymir)
11/24 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
11/25 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
11/27 Dublin, IRE – Button Factory
11/28 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
11/29 Glasgow, UK – Slay
11/30 London, UK – ULU Live
12/01 Kortrijk, BEL – De Kreun
12/03 Wörgl, AUT – Komma
12/04 Ravensburg, GER – OberschwabenKlub
12/06 Geiselwind, GER – Christmas Bash
12/07 Oberhausen, GER – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting (no Cyhra)
12/08 Augsburg, GER – Kantine
12/09 Jena, GER – F-Haus
12/11 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
12/12 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
12/13 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
12/14 Karlsruhe, GER – Knock Out Festival (no Cyhra)

Battle Beast Announce Second Leg Of “No More Hollywood Endings” European/UK Tour

Battle Beast have announced the second leg of their “No More Hollywood Endings” European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/15 Karlstad, SWE – Nöjesfabriken
11/16 Malmö, SWE – Kulturbolaget
11/17 Kiel, GER – Orange Club
11/19 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal
11/21 Braunschweig, GER – Westand
11/22 Bremen, GER – Aladin Music Hall
11/23 Herford, GER – X
11/24 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
11/25 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
11/27 Dublin, IRE – Button Factory
11/28 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
11/29 Glasgow, UK – Slay
11/30 London, UK – ULU Live
12/01 Kortrijk, BEL – De Kreun
12/03 Wörgl, AUT – Komma
12/04 Ravensburg, GER – OberschwabenKlub
12/06 Geiselwind, GER – Christmas Bash
12/07 Oberhausen, GER – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
12/08 Augsburg, GER – Kantine
12/11 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
12/12 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
12/13 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
12/14 Karlsruhe, GER – Knock Out Festival

Battle Beast Premiere “Endless Summer” Music Video

Battle Beast have premiered a new video for their song “Endless Summer.” This track is from the band’s new album “No More Hollywood Endings,” which was released today (March 22). Keyboardist Janne Björkroth commented:

“‘Endless Summer’ brings a little bit of sunshine to the album. It’s a light-hearted summer song which takes us on a nostalgic trip, back to a carefree summer some years ago. We recommend for this song to be used when driving on a sunny day. Put the radio on, roll the window down and let the wind blow through your hair.”